Cooper's kit - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Cooper's kit

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
smilem
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Posts: 5


ive made my first beer using Cooper's kit and it was great. They have simplified the process a great deal and me being a newbie i wonder if all those steps i read about are really necessary.
I just stirred the malt extract can they gave me into the primary fermenter with 2 litres (0.5 gallon) of boiling water added the rest of the water up to the 23lt (6gal) mark at room temp giving me a final temp of 24C (75F), added the yeast and sealed.
After a week i bottled straight from the primary fermenter. The end result was great.

So i skipped many steps that are in the literature and the end result was great.

ur input would be appreciated , thx.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
Sully_PA
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Posts: 37

Not really sure what steps you skipped. With a canned extract I boil about 2 quarts of water turn it down to a simmer add light or dark or whatever malt extract & canned extract.... simmer for awhile then add to 3 gal water in fermenter...top off...wait till it cools to 70 and pitch the yeast and cap the fermenter...What exactly did you skip? Did you not prime the beer before putting in bottles? If you didn't then you may have gotten lucky and it still fermented in the bottles enough to carb it but I doubt you'll always be that lucky.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
smilem
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Posts: 5

i did prime the beer in the bottles. i guess i worded it wrong. the way u put i guess i brewed correctly with the extract from a can method. all im saying is that its much easier than boiling the full batch, then waiting for it to cool, transfer it to the fermenter and then transferring it to a secondary vessel etc etc.

p.s.- remember im a newbie

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 04:45 PM   #4
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,732
Liked 95 Times on 62 Posts


Yes some of the better kits have been pre boiled by the manufactures.
I made some kits up in less than 30 minutes before now and they have been better than commercials I've had.

It's great isn't it.
__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 05:02 PM   #5
Chairman Cheyco
***DRAMATIZATION***
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Chairman Cheyco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Calgary
Posts: 3,246
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Yeah, I started out brewing those kits and had a great time and made some great beer. Soon I found out that I could be making fantastic beer and my hobby progressed to AG brewing.
That's one of the best parts of this hobby - you can take it as far as you want, all the while making beer!
__________________
Once the wind has been broken, it cannot be fixed.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 11:42 AM   #6
newenergyent
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Posts: 1

hello I am trying to post at note to memebers, I have a web site called captianbrew.com and I am trying to make a new beer of the same name, I want to hire someone to make it, it is a little different, think new castle with ginseng erbs,
I need a company that does this that is willing to experimnent, we hope to ha ethe completed movie outby next year. hope for a responce, e-mail me through the site.
thanks Craig Darcel, if this did not get posted I am sorry!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 11:54 PM   #7
LS_Grimmy
 
LS_Grimmy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Cold Lake , Alberta
Posts: 294
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts


Hey smilem,

Ya what you did was pretty much perfect... The kits are great and I purchase Coopers products on a regular basis. The only thing I would change that would greatly improve the quality of your beer is the following:

1. Instead of going from the Primary into the bottle try racking it off to a secondary and let it sit for at least 2 weeks. This will really clear up your beer and improve the taste by allowing it to condition itself in bulk.

2. Now when your ready to bottle rack it into a bucket and bulk prime your beer instead of adding it per bottle. This allows a more even carbonation for each bottle. Just remember to stir every 8-10 bottles.

I would consider both these steps pretty much standard in beer making. For about a year I did what you did and then started using a secondary racking and bulk priming and boy did I see a difference in the quality of beer I was making

Cheers hope this helped,
Marc
__________________
LS Grimmy

My Web Site:
www.grimmysbeer.com


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cooper's IPA kit KingPin461 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-21-2009 08:49 PM
Help me mod a cooper's kit.... BrewOnBoard Extract Brewing 10 08-23-2009 05:57 AM
Cooper's Pilsener! solidghost Home Brewing Photo Forum 9 06-23-2008 03:03 PM
Cooper's Kit cancerboy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 01-07-2006 09:27 AM
Cooper's Yeast Sasquatch Recipes/Ingredients 6 07-20-2005 03:22 AM


Forum Jump